“Anna Tsuchiya × The Evil Within” Halloween Event Heats Up Shinjuku!

On Oct. 26, a Halloween parade and mini concert were held by Japanese talent and musician Anna Tsuchiya at the Futabadori East Shinjuku Shopping District.

A Flood of *Naruto* Fan Art from All Over the World!

The manga Naruto is closing in on its finale. Announcing a surprise project by Shueisha, the publisher of the magazine Naruto is serialized in, Weekly Shonen Jump!

Cosplay Parade Brings Excitement to Ikebukuro!

Just in time for Halloween, the cosplay event Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festa 2014 was held for two days, Oct. 25 and 26.

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Total weight of 10 kilograms! Tokyo Otaku Mode is eagerly preparing for its release!

Miku Expo 2014 Report: Miku’s Popularity is Strong in the US Too

A new page in the history of Hatsune Miku has been created.

Jim Lee of *Batman* Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee, a masterful American comic artist who has worked on the Batman series, which turns 75 this year, is coming to Japan! A discussion, live painting, signing, and other events are planned.

Details Revealed & Jacket Released for Egoist’s Fifth Single “Fallen”

A song that ties in with the currently airing TV anime Psycho-Pass 2! The jacket was created by redjuice!

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda*!

The Legend of Zelda series is popular worldwide in a number of forms including games, manga, and figures. Now, the creators behind the manga adaptation of the series are showing us how to draw Japanese manga! This is the first time that Himekawa will be sharing their work process! Fans won’t want to miss this.

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

An exhibit of the TV anime Sword Art Online is on now at the Tokyo Anime Center from Oct. 15-26.

New Ending Theme of TV Anime *Pokémon: XY* Revealed!? Glued to Shokotan’s Live Tour “Greed Revolution”

Shokotan aka Shoko Nakagawa, who “greedily” takes part in all kinds of activities such as singing, show MCing, voice acting, acting, and producing the fashion brand mmts, has embarked on her tour “Shoko Nakagawa Live Tour 2014 ‘Donyoku Kakumei (Greed Revolution)’” on Oct. 12.

Danboard Photo Exhibition on Now at Daimaru Shinsaibashi

The Danboard Photo Exhibition organized by Movic is on now from Oct. 8-20 at Daimaru Shinsaibashi.

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Hatsune Miku made a guest appearance on the popular program Late Show with David Letterman of the American CBS broadcasting network and performed the song “Sharing the World.”

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

A collection of valuable information is in the works that explains the behind-the-scenes details on production of the anime Santa Company, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Creator Interview: Cure Employee takanashi

“To those who don’t know better, they won’t think they're anime accessories. But those who know, will get it. Those are the kind of things I want to make.” - Cure Employee takanashi

Dilapidated Building Becomes Temporary Museum: #BCTION Creates a World Interweaving Street Art and Cosplay

There's an old office building in Kojimachi, Tokyo that's scheduled to be demolished. But before that, an art project transformed the entire building into a museum. The name of the project is BCTION. It's taken from the idea that one action (A) influences the the next action (B) in a chain of creative expansion. This is represented in the equation ACTION x ACTION = BCTION.

Re-opening of Evangelion Store in Ikebukuro

The Evangelion Store re-opened in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro P’Parco on Oct. 3. The store offers the same selection of attractive products to entice Evangelion fans as the Harajuku location, which unfortunately closed its doors in June 2014. Approximately 200 people lined up outside on opening day, and the store bustled with people looking to buy goods right as the store opened.

Director Interview: "Rage of Bahamut" Anime Adaptation! (1/3)

Rage of Bahamut, the smartphone app that has garnered popularity around the world, will be made into an anime. It’s title will be Rage of Bahamut Genesis.

Manga Artist Combo Ume Holds Talk Show at TGS 2014

On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2014, a talk show and signing event was held at the Tokyo Otaku Mode booth!

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Aug. 9, 2014 13:0014

Cute with an Unmistakable Adult Taste! We Visit the Limited Time Rilakkuma Collab Cafe

Cute with an Unmistakable Adult Taste! We Visit the Limited Time Rilakkuma Collab Cafe

The Rilakkuma Collab Cafe open now until Aug. 17 is making headlines. We visited this chill-out cafe irresistible to fans of Rilakkuma.

Aug. 9, 2014 13:003

Yowamushi Pedal Re:Ride to Release Theatrically on Sept. 19, Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road TV Anime Season 2 Also in the Works

*Yowamushi Pedal Re:Ride* to Release Theatrically on Sept. 19, *Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road* TV Anime Season 2 Also in the Works

The TV anime Yowamushi Pedal based on the popular sports manga of the same name by Wataru Watanabe has become hugely popular in the nine months it has been on the air. It has gathered support from a wide audience that includes kids to adults regardless of gender.

Aug. 9, 2014 07:000

A Gallery Talk and Signing! Must-See Akemi Takada Exhibit for Fans of Creamy Mami Comes to Ginza

A Gallery Talk and Signing! Must-See Akemi Takada Exhibit for Fans of *Creamy Mami* Comes to Ginza

Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel is a monumental magical girl anime that began broadcasting in 1983. In 2013, events and goods were developed to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary, and the series’ first Blu-ray memorial box set was released in March of this year. Now, an exhibit for Akemi Takada, the character designer of the series, is coming to Ginza, Tokyo from Aug. 12 to Sept. 15.

Aug. 9, 2014 07:002

Bakumatsu Rock is Already Becoming a Stage Play! From Games to Anime and Now to the Stage

*Bakumatsu Rock* is Already Becoming a Stage Play! From Games to Anime and Now to the Stage

The currently airing TV anime Bakumatsu Rock is becoming a stage play with the name Ultra Musical Bakumatsu Rock.

Aug. 9, 2014 04:2438

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New Digimon Adventure Series Announced!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

Aug. 9, 2014 01:000

Hana to Yume Anime Festival - Three Stage Events for New Anime with Popular Voice Stars Performing

Hana to Yume Anime Festival - Three Stage Events for New Anime with Popular Voice Stars Performing

Hana to Yume (Hakusensha), a shoujo manga magazine celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will reach its 1,000th consecutive issue with the release of Issue 19 on Friday, Sept. 5. In celebration of this, the event “Hana to Yume Anime Festival” will be held at the Shinagawa Intercity Hall on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Aug. 8, 2014 13:003

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Aug. 8, 2014 08:552

Bringing People Together Through Anime Songs! 15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014 Osaka Concert Report!

Bringing People Together Through Anime Songs! 15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014 Osaka Concert Report!

We bring to you a report from the anisong festival Lantis Festival 2014 held on July 26 and 27!

Aug. 8, 2014 07:008

Joint Development Between Bandai Namco and Tencent: Naruto Smartphone Game to Release in China in 2015

Joint Development Between Bandai Namco and Tencent: *Naruto* Smartphone Game to Release in China in 2015

Naruto, a series highly popular not just in Japan but worldwide, will soon be delivered to fans in China in a new form.

Aug. 8, 2014 05:3123

Otaku Life Around the World: São Paulo, Brazil

Otaku Life Around the World: São Paulo, Brazil

Do you love Japan but don’t have the time or money to visit? Fear not! There are thousands of Japan-lovers just like you! Fortunately, thanks to the I...

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